Torch runner from 1964 Tokyo Olympics dies at 69

Sep 10, 2014

Torch runner from 1964 Tokyo Olympics dies at 69

Yoshinori Sakai, who served as the final torch runner in the relay for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, died of a cerebral hemorrhage early Wednesday morning at a hospital in Tokyo, his former employer said. He was 69. Sakai was born in the city of ...

Nearly 50 years on, Bradley recalls 1964 Tokyo Games

Aug 28, 2014

Nearly 50 years on, Bradley recalls 1964 Tokyo Games

by Ed Odeven

As Bill Bradley remembers an unforgettable time in a life filled with extraordinary accomplishments, national pride as a collective experience remains a cherished memory from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Visiting Japan for the first time, the future three-term New Jersey Senator admitted he gained ...

Holding 2020 Games in August dangerous

Jun 19, 2014

Holding 2020 Games in August dangerous

by Robert Whiting

I was reading the official document submitted last fall by the Tokyo Governor’s office which represented Tokyo’s winning bid for the 2020 Olympics, the other day, and wondered what the penalty, if any, was for false advertising. The Tokyo submission, under former governor Naoki ...

A look back at when Tokyo was awarded 1964 Olympics

Aug 24, 2013

A look back at when Tokyo was awarded 1964 Olympics

by Ed Odeven

It’s been more than 50 years since Tokyo was awarded the 1964 Summer Olympics, and it was done before several landmark events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Consider the following: ■ The IOC’s decision on May 26, 1959, occurred in ...